Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller, Assistant ProfessorLinknThings 18 2
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 

Address 112 South Murray

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3 PM and by appointment

Native North America; Modern U.S. History; Mass Incarceration; Settler Custodialism

My research focuses on Native American urbanization, mobility, and work in the twentieth century. My first book, Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press as part of its "Critical Indigineities" series in March 2019. Indians on the Move places the Bureau of Indian Affairs' midcentury relocation program in broader historical contexts in order to highlight Native people's preexisting, persistent, and often circular paths between tribal homelands and "mainstream" America. Through this approach, I prioritize the ingenuity and fortitude generations of urban Indian families demonstrated as they forged new possibilities for Indian futures and new places for Indian belonging. My next book project focuses on Native American incarceration, recidivism, homelessness, and prison activism since the nineteenth century. In 2014-2015, I was the Bill & Rita Clements Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Southern Methodist University's Clements Center for Southwest Studies. 

Courses  Taught

HIST 1103 – Survey of American History
HIST 2013 – Introduction to the Study of History 
HIST 3793 – Native American History
HIST 3683 – U.S. History Since 1945
HIST 3980 – U.S. History in 15 Songs 
HIST 4453 – History & Film: Native American History 
HIST 5120 – U.S. Since 1945 Readings Seminar 
HIST 5220 – Native American Research Seminar